[rabbitmq-discuss] Trouble starting rabbitmq (new user)

Matt Calder mvcalder at gmail.com
Thu May 6 22:53:22 BST 2010


I've had persistent problems running rabbit mq under Ubuntu.

> uname -a
Linux domU-12-31-39-01-B1-21 2.6.31-302-ec2 #7-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 13
19:06:04 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

After an initial install things seem fine. However after use, not
particularly heavy, it falls into a bad state and nothing seems to

ubuntu at domU-12-31-39-01-B1-21:~/celerytest$ sudo rabbitmqctl status
Status of node 'rabbit at domU-12-31-39-01-B1-21' ...

If I restart,

I get a timeout,

ubuntu at domU-12-31-39-01-B1-21:~/celerytest$ cat /var/log/rabbitmq/startup_log
Starting all nodes...
Starting node rabbit at domU-12-31-39-01-B1-21...
RabbitMQ 1.6.0 (AMQP 8-0)
Copyright (C) 2007-2009 LShift Ltd., Cohesive Financial Technologies
LLC., and Rabbit Technologies Ltd.
Licensed under the MPL.  See http://www.rabbitmq.com/

node        : rabbit at domU-12-31-39-01-B1-21
log         : /var/log/rabbitmq/rabbit.log
sasl log    : /var/log/rabbitmq/rabbit-sasl.log
database dir: /var/lib/rabbitmq/mnesia/rabbit

starting database             ...timeout
{"init terminating in

Since I am a new user I suspect I am doing something obviously wrong.
If anyone knows what that is I would greatly appreciate a pointer.
Uninstalling and reinstalling doesn't seem like a workable plan going


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